OAKLAND (AP) - The battle to give top football and basketball players a cut of the billions of dollars flowing into college athletics began in earnest Monday with former UCLA basketball star Ed O'Bannon taking the stand in federal court to describe how he spent long hours working on his game and as few as possible on his grades.
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - Oregon State has proved itself as the best in the West. The NCAA Division I Baseball Committee also thinks the Beavers are best in the nation.
Derrick Gordon had kept his secret for too long.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Geno Auriemma and Connecticut stand alone in women's college basketball, and they reached the top in unprecedented fashion.
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Coaches and players left them. Others told them to go away.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Sports needs rivalries and the best are when talented teams legitimately don't care for one another.
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Connecticut and Kentucky couldn't have met in last year's championship game and few people gave them a chance to be in this year's.
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - They play the same game, though they come at it from opposite sides of the court.
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - The last time Florida lost there were still 23 shopping days until Christmas.
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Wichita State coach Gregg Marshall is growing accustomed to being center stage at the Final Four. He just wishes his team was with him this time around.
NEW YORK (AP) - Richard Pitino held his 3-year-old daughter in his arms as his Minnesota team cut down the net at Madison Square Garden.
STANFORD (AP) - Mikaela Ruef found herself an engineering job on campus last spring and started sporting a hard hat and safety glasses to pay for her final two quarters at Stanford, knowing she no longer had a basketball scholarship as a fifth-year senior.
BERKELEY (AP) - California coach Mike Montgomery is retiring after six seasons at the school.
BERKELEY (AP) - Coach Sonny Dykes has plenty of work to do as he starts Year 2 of spring practice at California.
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis continued her splendid run through the NCAA tournament with 17 points, and Connecticut advanced to the women's Final Four for the seventh straight year with a 69-54 victory against Texas A&M on Monday night.
STANFORD, Calif. (AP) - It's possible no one was happier when the Pac-12's preseason media poll picked Oregon to win the North Division than Stanford coach David Shaw and his players.
BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) - The difference in attitude at California is stark heading into coach Sonny Dykes' second season.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota is honored to be considered a strong candidate for the Heisman Trophy, and he would love to lead the Ducks to a national championship this fall.
SANTA CLARA (AP) - Stanford receiver and All-America kick returner Ty Montgomery said he's in the final stages of his rehabilitation from right shoulder surgery and hopes to play in the opener against UC Davis on Aug. 30.
The NCAA is suggesting that football teams hold no more than two contact practices per week during the season in guidelines that grew out of a safety and concussion summit early this year.
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